Strategy and Organization

PRO/ACTIVATING

Executing transformational change means addressing cultural challenges. And that requires implementing coordination strategies based on differing motivation factors and acceptance rates. With a comprehensive skill set and an array of multimedia approaches, I support sustainable solutions.

Having explored almost 60 countries, I also consult ministries and other governmental entities, media groups, corporations, and multinationals on a variety of cross-cultural issues.

I am currently developing an impact tech project aimed at building capacity in last-mile African settings with evidence-based micromedia scaled by text/voice messages.

CONSULTING

I bring decades of international experience with organizational development ranging from change management and industry consolidation to conflict resolution and strategic communication to leadership development and team empowerment. Supporting HR with strategies to develop and retain human capital is a specialty.

Social value projects are also in scope. In 2021, for example, this ranged from an event and art exhibition on human trafficking, a live broadcast for International Women’s Day, an interactive forum during the COP26 Climate Summit, and much more.

Exciting new developments are planned for 2022…

TRAINING AND COACHING

I have extensive background in designing innovative workshops and training programs in an array of corporate areas, capacity-building projects, and on peace-building topics such as tolerance and diversity.

Whether it’s optimizing positioning, crystallizing narratives, managing stakeholders or choosing distribution channels… I support corporations and other entities with the whole value chain.

For individuals and organizations looking to improve their branding or impact, I provide media training and public-speaking coaching.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

As a virtual-learning expert, I am passionate about the power of stories to advance mission/message and build capacity; harnessing that potential through multi-device virtual-learning material with meaningful metrics for public policy is a compelling frontier…

One example of my related activities is the Climate Change in Context digital showcase event I initiated and implemented on behalf of the International Forum for Understanding for its COP26 Climate Summit Side Event in November 2021.

Another example is the ifound: I4 initiative dedicated to SDG 4 and focused on the principles of: Inform, Integrate, Implement, Impact.

WRITING AND EDITING

I authored two books reaching Amazon’s top ten in their category, and my articles have appeared in publications ranging from Foreign Policy in Focus to Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Supporting corporate groups and other entities in crafting internal and external communications is a specialty. This includes writing white papers on topics ranging from human-resource retention during M&A processes to optimizing integration in international educational programs. As a professional travel writer, I prepared executive guides to major global cities.

Ghostwriting articles (for publications including Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and the New York Times) is another activity; I also enjoy supporting authors in navigating the maze of crafting book proposals and finding a publisher.